How long does this routine take you?I've started doing freediving apnea tables again.
I usually do a breath hold test, O2 table, CO2 table, and then another breath hold test right before I go to bed.
It has a dramatic effect on my nervous system / mental state, and it helps my breathing.
I've been finding myself getting a bit psychologically psyched out recently.
Does anyone have a mental program minimum incorporating maybe meditation or breathing?
Thank you, Adam
About 40 minHow long does this routine take you?
"A problem well stated is a problem half solved."
I started tying knots a few years ago as a hobby. Like other activities I think the problem solving of tying takes your mind off the issues around us for a time.Hello,
Otherwise, I like doing knots. There are ton of them to learn
like knitting... kind of a meditative activitityHello @TedM
I have started doing knots with sailor knots.
There are books out there to learn them but you can also simply doing a search on YT with 'sailor knots'.
Then I have doing bracelets. Here again, YT is a great source. You can do 'survival bracelets' (there are several kinds, like quick deploy or not, etc..). You can also do pure aesthetic bracelets.
An 'advantage' of sailor knots is that they have a lot of daily life applications. You'll have to be focused to do them multiple times to really learn them well.
The 'advantage' of bracelet is that they have a repetitive pattern. While you do them, you can really 'empty your mind'
Hope that helps,
It is an even older tradition - so-called "sleep Yoga," Yoganindra.They say there is nothing new under the sun re: "Non sleep deep rest meditation"
Dr Ainslie Meares in the 1980s in reference to his still mind meditation said:- "Not unconscious nor asleep but awake."
When the mind is still then you know that you remain awake but not really much else. Time passes quickly. Afterwards you know of calm. This provides a different form of mental rest than sleep. The absence of mental activity permits the mind to rest and integrate things. Hence, the calm afterwards.
NSDR = Yoga Nidra.It is an even older tradition - so-called "sleep Yoga," Yoganindra.
Wow, I think you just dinged all of mine. Well maybe not the dig or paint a room, haha.Play (or learn) an instrument, build something, jog or walk, dig, paint a room, fish, write.
I'm with you. I can really zone out when I'm painting. Same with digging, but that's a little different. I used to do a lot of manual labor in my teens and early 20s, a lot of moving dirt around. It can be cathartic.Wow, I think you just dinged all of mine. Well maybe not the dig or paint a room, haha.
I'm with you on the outside physical labor, but not digging, but I like to shovel snow.I'm with you. I can really zone out when I'm painting. Same with digging, but that's a little different. I used to do a lot of manual labor in my teens and early 20s, a lot of moving dirt around. It can be cathartic.